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this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
general hospital, krol kol yiding with a big rig. witnesses tell police the driver, traveling east on oak street may have run a red light. and a 52-year-old psychiatrist and associate professor was thrown from a bus and killed. three other passengers and the shuttle driver suffered minor injuries. >> drivers are used to terrible gridlock in los angeles but are they ready for carmeggodon that. is what they're calling a closure of the 405. officials say they're ready and got out to make sure everybody is aware state wide. there are warning signs on 580 here in the bay area for drivers who may be heading down south. and we are live from l.a. now z everybody is expecting that this is going to be a huge mess down there. and you know we've been hearing about this for weeks and forget king kong. the threat is carmeggodon. when you shut down a freeway it does feel like the end of the world. >> if you live in l.a. you know what is coming. the famed 405, yes that 405 is filled with 500,000 cars on a weekend this, weekend it's anything but typical. for 53 hours a 10-mile stretch will be closed. why?
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
? >> they are being called to testify in parliament. the big story today is that the political parties are all going to get together, go to parliament and they're all agreed to support a motion that rupert murdoch, his bid to acquire bskyb, the cable operator here, should not go through. that is really rare, ali. it's not legally binding. who knows if he'll care or take notice. the other big story making news here is that the senate commerce committee chairman jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation saying, look, if "news of the world" was hacking u.s. citizens and 9/11 victims. he says this should be taken seriously and there should be an investigation. the big topic on that is how much is it going to affect rupert murdoch's empire in the u.s. as well? >> costing a lot of money in the stock. cost the stock about 14%, more than $7 billion since this really thickened about a week ago. let's talk about this former survivor producer facing expedition to mexico on a charge he murdered his wife. >> right. a judge basically said there was enough evidence to send him back to mexico to face trial, r
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
reform. it is quite a big undertaking considering there isn't a lot of time left but certainly some movement that we have seen since yesterday, guy. >> any specifics? i think important people who are listening to the process of what's happening in washington, what this means for people over a longer period of time is fewer services and smaller government and maybe higher taxes or higher cost of living your life as the services go away. i mean, all of these have amazing and long lasting ramifications for how we live our lives. my specifics? >> huge long -- no. honestly in terms of the specific, i mean, we can talk generally about where the cuts would come from, entitlements, defense spending, you can see how that would affect different people and the nation as a whole. specifics, no, i think we are going to be getting, obviously, more details on that to come. let's just take a look at some of the things that some of the folks who are coming here to the white house are going to demand because, remember, president obama is hosting eight members of congress, top two democrats and top tw
by suicide. let's talk about this change with chris lawrence. >> reporter: this is a fairly big change. even though, graptnted, only affect a small number of troops who commit suicide. still, ongoing fight in the military and outside the military among families to sort of destigmatize suicide. i think if you listen to the president's statement, that is exactly what this was designed to do. , to sort of, you know, put suicide in a different light. the interesting thing about it was the president had commissioned this review of this policy before making the decision. he said the review was exhaustive, it was tough. which suggests that in some level, there was, you know, some pushback and we look more into that throughout the day to find out exactly maybe where the pushback was and why the folks who didn't want this change, why they felt that way as well. >> as we know, suicide has become a really sad reality within these two wars. chris, thanks. >>> republicans in the nation's first primary state weighing in with their picks with the primary candidates. jim acosta is joining us with a new poll
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
. >> you know, there's a big question that i have here about trading partners. we were looking at the evolution of countries and populations over the next 40 years. a new report says that in 40 years out, india is going to become -- push united states out of the number two spot and become the second largest. >> that's right. china's set to be the biggest trader by 2015. india is to take over the united states by 2015 as number two. this is a huge surprise. what's behind india's rise? >> they'll benefit from the rise in trade between emerging markets. between the brick economies and they're creating new winners and that will include india. >> very interesting. the report from the u.s. census population that it will become the most populous country. >>> take a look at this video. it's a little creepy. it's a dentist robot. a lifelike patient that dentist in training train on in japan. the robot -- look at this. it's creepy. it can sneeze, move her head. cough a little bit. the dentist can get actual training without actually hurting anyone. i'm probably a little -- i'm happier th
was the scene like outside? we're showing some of the video here, people had signs up but how big of a crowd, how rowdy of a crowd? >> reporter: there were hundreds of people out there. the emotions seemed to be just the same as what we had seen outside the courthouse, particularly after the verdict was read. this time there was a sense of a moment, a crescendo of emotion right there at the moment of release. people gathered there just for anticipating that event, they were prepared to shout the things they had been thinking about for the past couple of weeks. it was that moment, everything did transpire peacefully, again, there was a heavy police presence. there were a lot of officers on horseback to make sure the crowd stayed where they were supposed to stay and the suv casey anthony was in was able to leave without any problems what sofr. this transpired in a matter of seconds. she walked out, she got into a vehicle, the vehicle sped away on to the expressway. minutes after that, the hundreds of people that were there dispersed and presumably went home. >> david mattingly, we appreciate i
found this really interesting. many people say that suggests these online pharmacist could be a big factor in the prescription drug problem overall. for one second i want to show you some numbers as to how big a number we're talking about here. . according to the national institute on drug abuse about 7 million people using prescription drugs for non-medical reason. in 2009 ant 3% of the population. nearly one in 12 high school seniors report non-medical use of vicodin. one in 20 say they used oxycontin. what's interesting, drew, is that 59% of those high school seniors also say they got the drugs from a friend or a relative. which brings up another question. as you've been pointing out in your reports, it's so easy to buy these drugs online. but if the pharmacies start to shut down, can people get term from their family or friends pretty easily? >> they certainly will. but i think it's the proliferation of the ease of getting these drugs. and even people who want these drugs, let's say a doctor predescribes them. but the prescription runs out. they're addicted. they want to keep it
to swim the whole time in order to try to fight the current to get to finally what i called the big rock. it was a big island in the middle of this area about maybe 5 miles from where i started. >> and when you were discovered, were you still alone? how much time did you spend alone once you were finally out of the water? was there any chaos around you? try to describe the environment you were in. >> well, the environment to get to the big rock, first i was thrown into some huge boulders. and i felt my body crushing, so i had to jump out of there in order to keep from being knocked out or killed in the rocks. so i jumped to the other side, which was kind of a more smaller rocky beach area. and i asked the lord to give me a hand to get to the shore. and suddenly a big wave came over and i rolled with the wave in order to get to the shore. and i rolled again with the second wave and i rolled with the third and crawled to the beach. and i took my life vest off and posted it on the stick to notify people i was there. and i found a corner and i slept because i -- my body was totally exhausted
and the speaker of the house have been discussing? >> reporter: we know they're talking about a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare. most likely cost of living increases going down. and in exchange, republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on taxes. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner. but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among the wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans. and i guess the big question coming out of today's meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can work with and is it something that will fly? >> reporter: a great question. boehner and the president may be able to come to a deal. but look, george. virtually every republican in congress signed a pledge not
them and this one will leave a big bite mark. >> is that a valid excuse? that maybe some staffer read it? >> i find that mind-boggling. such a statement would scream out to you as just incredibly wrong. that you cannot -- if you are a first-year student in high school and you read that statement, that's fwot to send up some alarms to you that says -- wait a minute. we can't sign this sort of thing. and particularly, not so much probably in the republican primary. if she does get into the general election, this sort of thing with independent voters just kills you dead. it's a nonstarter because it's such a fringe sort of way of thinking of things. >> it's also interesting that -- >> i would say that's probably why they didn't look at it. because i agree with you. had i read this and any of the republicans i talked to, they would say -- what the heck is this? i just think someone wasn't paying attention when they were doing their job. >> even in the explanation this group has put out, where retracted it, they did the classic -- this can be -- i'm sorry if you misconstrued this. they're
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
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party on capitol hill and would create potentially a big problem. >> jamie: i believe it hasn't happened since the civil war and it really would be monumental if he did go that way and you talk about what the president needs to understand, and what do you think our viewers need to understand, at this stage? >> well, you know, i could tell you a lot about that but i would tell the viewers, it is not just about mathematics and coming up with a balanced budget oration the debt ceiling or anything like that. this is really about the philosophical divide of the members that they have sent to washington. republicans for instance, are looking at this, as not just a way to come up with a palatable plan to raise the debt ceiling but a way to shrink the size and scope of government, which they feel went way out of bounds during the first couple years of obama's tenure and for democrats it is the same, in that as much as they understand that you cannot continue to overspend and the deficits are bad, they are trying to do everything they can to maintain a level of government we have now. and, protec
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
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